Nepal European Film Festival from October 28

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By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Oct. 15: The 11th edition of Nepal European Film Festival (NEUFF) will be held this year from October 28 to November 1 in Kathmandu. 

 The festival will also be organised at Mid-West University in Surkhet from November 5 to 8. 

Altogether 13 European films and three Nepali films will be screened in the festival, informed the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal at a press meet organised here on Friday.

The festival in Kathmandu will be held at Nepal Film Development Board (FDB). According to EU Delegation, the festival this year will be hybrid, both physical and online. 

The online festival will start with physical festival on October 28 and remain open until November 28. 

The online festival will have eight films along with the Nepali film- Gurkha Girl.

Out of 13 European films, three films ‘Gods of Molenbeek’, ‘Lola’ and ‘Lilly’ will have Nepali subtitles.

This year, popular actress Keki Adhikari will be the festival brand ambassador, informed the organiser at the press meet. 

The Nepali films ‘Yet Another Winter’ directed by Kiran Shrestha, ‘Gurkha Girls’ directed by Bishal Rokka Magar and ‘Butterfly on Window Pane’ directed by Sujit Bidari will be shown in the festival.

Besides the festival, three online events on different aspects of filmmaking will be organised. 

In Surkhet,  a masterclass will be conducted by filmmaker Sujit Bidari for the filmmakers and film students from Karnali Province. 

Both the physic and online festivals are free of charge and the online festival can be viewed at https://www.festivalscope.com/page/european-film-festival-nepal-2022/. 

According to Joelle Hivonnet, Deputy Head of Delegation, they are bringing 13 top films from Europe long with three Nepali films from Nepal.

 Cinemas remain at the forefront of cultural and intellectual life and are an effective means of promoting cultural exchanges, said Hivonnet.

Actress Keki Adhikari said the film festival will help transfer Nepali culture to the world as film is the easiest way to exchange cultures of different societies.  

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